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Baseball on Wednesday, May 17, 1978

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
California Angels6Chicago White Sox9BoxSteve Stone (2-2)Nolan Ryan (2-3)CHA  B Nahorodny (3), J Orta (5)Eric Soderholm (18.9)
New York Yankees4Cleveland Indians5BoxSid Monge (1-0)Sparky Lyle (2-1)NoneBuddy Bell (28.0)
Detroit Tigers5Milwaukee Brewers3BoxJack Billingham (4-1)Jerry Augustine (4-6)DET  R LeFlore (4), L Parrish (4), J Thompson (9)  MIL  S Lezcano (7), G Thomas (7)Jason Thompson (43.2)
Oakland Athletics3Texas Rangers4BoxJon Matlack (4-4)John Henry Johnson (3-2)OAK  W Gross (3)Al Oliver (22.0)
Philadelphia Phillies1Houston Astros2BoxJoaquin Andujar (3-2)Randy Lerch (3-3)NoneRoger Metzger (17.3)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Los Angeles Dodgers10BoxTommy John (6-1)Jim Rooker (2-2)LAN  R Cey (3), L Lacy (3), D Lopes (4)Dave Lopes (28.1)
Cincinnati Reds4Montreal Expos5BoxDarold Knowles (2-0)Dale Murray (1-1)CIN  J Bench (7)  MON  W Cromartie (1)Ken Griffey (12.4)
Atlanta Braves2New York Mets1Box G1Phil Niekro (3-6)Jerry Koosman (2-4)NoneJerry Royster (24.8)
Atlanta Braves1New York Mets3Box G2Nino Espinosa (3-2)Tommy Boggs (1-4)NoneDoug Flynn (31.0)
St. Louis Cardinals2San Diego Padres5BoxBob Shirley (1-4)Eric Rasmussen (2-5)SLN  M Tyson (2)Bob Shirley (45.9)
Chicago Cubs5San Francisco Giants9BoxVida Blue (6-1)Ray Burris (2-3)SFN  J Clark (4), M Ivie (2)Darrell Evans (29.0)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Detroit Tigers219.700--16411213-48-5W4Game Log
Boston Red Sox2312.6572.51921457-916-3W1Game Log
New York Yankees1913.5943.01311158-911-4L1Game Log
Cleveland Indians1616.5006.01351357-129-4W2Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers1518.4557.51741576-129-6L1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays1319.4069.01301634-119-8W2Game Log
Baltimore Orioles1319.4069.01331827-106-9L2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Oakland Athletics2212.647--1131039-713-5L2Game Log
California Angels1914.5762.51451247-712-7L3Game Log
Kansas City Royals1814.5623.01381337-1011-4L1Game Log
Texas Rangers1615.5164.51201255-811-7W1Game Log
Minnesota Twins1223.34310.51621717-135-10W2Game Log
Chicago White Sox1020.33310.01151422-108-10W1Game Log
Seattle Mariners1225.32411.51351805-137-12L2Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Philadelphia Phillies1714.548--1491144-813-6L3Game Log
Montreal Expos1815.5451.01431288-810-7W1Game Log
Chicago Cubs1617.4852.012414610-106-7L2Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1519.4413.51351586-129-7L3Game Log
New York Mets1521.4174.51241439-106-11W1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals1423.3786.01451505-149-9L7Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
San Francisco Giants2212.647--13011610-612-6W7Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers2114.6001.518913410-711-7W3Game Log
Cincinnati Reds2015.5712.518016410-810-7L1Game Log
Houston Astros1616.5005.01181276-1110-5W5Game Log
San Diego Padres1618.4716.01161356-1110-7W3Game Log
Atlanta Braves1319.4068.0941324-109-9L1Game Log

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